In this teaching video, Alina Frank works with a woman who has suffered from relentless chronic lower back pain. In the demonstration you can view: Chasing the Pain round 1 Sneaking Up round 2 Chasing the Pain round 3 Sneaking Up round 4 Tearless Trauma (Box Technique) round and on the stitched to Tell the… Read More »
A recent study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has profound implications for each and every person that is taking the time to sit down to read this blog. To be blunt, the longer you sit there reading this, the faster you are aging and the closer you are getting to the end… Read More »
When Anger Increases Your Back Pain, Try EFT My most recent article addressed the challenge that arises with giving a diagnosis to a patient. When a person is labeled, they often feel they are sentenced to certain pre-existing outcomes and a prognosis for recovery that is already established. The patient discovers all manner of information… Read More »
Students sometimes ask me what kinds of issues I work with using EFT as a Chiropractor, figuring that its a lot about neck or back pain or headaches. So here is a window into my yesterday. It was a Monday like any other Monday. My first patient had been in a car accident a few weeks ago, and presented with neck pain and numbness that was not fully resolving and more than likely has a disc herniation and is dealing with the fear that surgery might be required and that he may have to limit his ability to perform his work as a plumber and has financial stress.
Mind-body techniques like EFT, originally developed by Gary Craig, as one well-researched example, can be extremely effective in reducing the internal intensity of negative thoughts and feelings that lead to increased tension (muscular, cardiovascular, etc.) that can easily lead to the onset of back pain with just a bad night’s sleep or a simple wrong movement when the stress is there in the body waiting for an excuse to finally get your attention.
I had to learn this the hard way years ago when my back had gone into spasm and I was bent over in pain after working in the yard for most of the day.